Section Awards

Section Awards recognize sections that display exemplary efforts in technical knowledge dissemination, operations, member benefits, society and community outreach, innovation, and more.

Additional Information

Award Categories

The awards are presented during the President’s Luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

President's Award for Section Excellence

  • Recognizes sections that are exemplary in all categories

Section Award for Innovation

  • Recognizes sections that excel at introducing  new ideas, processes, or ways of thinking to improve overall member benefits

Section Award for Outstanding Young Professional Activity

  • Recognizes sections that developed exceptional programs to support young professionals

Section Award for Outstanding Student Support

  • Recognizes sections making exceptional efforts to connect students to the energy industry

Gold Standard

  • Recognizes geographicsections that have accomplished an admirable level of activity. All designated sections will be mailed a Gold Standard certificate.


All SPE sections that submit an annual report by 1 June are eligible for consideration by the standing committee on section and chapter activities. sections will be divided into four even groups according to their section size (paid membership as of 31 December).

Scoring Details

The award shall recognize: Weight

1. Technical Knowledge Dissemination


2.  Section Operations & Sustainability


3. Member Benefits


4. Reaching Out – Within, Inter-Society and Community Benefits 


5.  Innovation